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The 2013 Fellowship application is now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Please review the selection timeline below for more information about the application review process.
Emerging Leaders of Pakistan (ELP) is a highly selective program that inspires, empowers, and connects emerging young leaders from across Pakistan. The Fellowship facilitates sustainable idea exchange among participants and with the broader community in Pakistan, the region, and the world by bringing together like-minded individuals who are working to create positive change within their communities and country. Program participants are selected from diverse backgrounds, including geography, religion, ethnicity and gender, which fosters the discussion of both the triumphs and challenges they face as leaders working in different capacities to bring about social change. Working with one another, Fellows develop a support system through the sharing of ideas and practices. The Fellowship blends opportunities for personal development while providing young Pakistani leaders the chance to build long-term collaborative relationships and learn from one another’s experiences. ELP Fellows also receive long term mentoring and support from partner organizations based in Pakistan.
Criteria and Eligibility
We are looking for successful, driven, diverse applicants from a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds who are passionate about bringing about social change in Pakistan. We want to know what you’ve done, what you’re currently doing, and your aspirations for the future.
- Demonstrated leadership experience
- Articulation of future goals
- Quality of response to essays and short answers
- Quality of recommendations/references
- Between 18 and 30 years of age
- A citizen of Pakistan, residing in Pakistan
- Willing and able to travel to the United States
- Able to communicate (written & oral) in English
- No previous travel to United States or Europe
- March 1, 2013: Deadline to receive applications
- April 2013: Phone/Skype interviews
- May 2013: In-person interviews. Finalist selection.
- October-November 2013: United States Visit
Selected fellows will be required to participate in post-visit activities in Pakistan, including, but not limited to, speaking at public events, writing articles/blogs, and mentoring future ELP participants.
The program successfully launched in 2012 with the selection of fifteen fellows from across Pakistan, representing various issue areas, view points, and socio-economic backgrounds. After a three week visit to the United States involving meetings and training sessions, the Fellows continue to collaborate and build their own movements back in Pakistan as they work for the betterment of their country through their own initiatives. Read more about the Program and the 2012 Fellows, follow program updates on Twitter and Facebook.
For more information on ELP, visit elpak.org.
If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Huma Haque, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Hashoo Group in Pakistan, and the US Embassy, Islamabad.
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